961357 Scott 11A rare 2L OB Zoom

Scott 11A var used 3c 1853 rare plate 2L orange brown on piece with 15L13 Amonette & Celler certs

Scott 11A var used 3c 1853 rare plate 2L orange brown on piece with 15L13 Amonette & Celler certs

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Regular Price: $650.00

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Product Description


Scott 11A var, 3c type II rare plate 2L orange brown, 1853.  Used single tield by blue Oct 19 Philadelphia PA circular datestamp cancel, circular black "Blood's Despatch" Oct 19 cancel to the left, and Bloods 15L13 local, acid tied at left.  Plated by Dick Celler as 14R2L in 1999.  Also with 2001 Amonette certificate identifying it as "the rare plate 2L orange brown" (along with his hand-written note on the back of the piece.)  Pre-printing paper fold EFO in upper left corner of the stamp too!

An exceptional piece for the 3c 1851 specialist.  This rare 2L orange brown is much scarcer than the experimental orange brown IL stamps, and an example tied to piece with a Blood's local stamp is likely unique.  Possibly also the only known pre-printing fold EFO example of this rare shade.  Exhibition quality item!

2015 Scott catalog value: N/A
Estimated cash value: $750-$1,000++

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Scott 11A var 2L orange brown

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 961357
Condition Used
Centering F/VF
Certificate Other
Characteristic Shade variety, EFO (error, freak, oddity)

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

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